The Calypso standard supports three main product lines: Calypso Prime, Calypso Light and Calypso Basic. All products are part of the same family, with the same security mechanisms and the same unique software in the reader, to achieve the required level of protection, ensure compatibility and ease the integration.
To view the technical specifications, visit the Calypso Documentation Library.
Where can I buy Calypso cards?
Multiple manufacturers provide Calypso cards.
All card products require functional certification to confirm that they fully conform to the Calypso specifications and therefore connect with a reader in the same manner regardless of supplier. All chips from Calypso cards must also achieve an EAL4+ security evaluation or dedicated security guidelines. Beyond the functional certification, CNA strongly recommends compliance with the RF certification promoted by the Smart Ticketing Alliance (STA).
CNA wishes to promote products that have all these certifications. This combination defines the CNA approval for Calypso cards.
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